Sunday, January 27, 2013

Cards, Cards, Cards

Busy, Busy, Busy!

It's been a busy afternoon here in my cozy lil craft space.  I've been amazed at how many wonderful visitors I've had on my blog thanks to the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.  I've even gained a few followers, and I'm hoping for more.  After all, you all are why do this!  Blog, I mean.  I'd be doing these cards no matter what!  Passions work that way.  Yup!

Anyhooooo, I did another card for the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  This theme was to use "Triple Time Stamping".  If you don't know what that is, or if you want to learn how to do it, check out this link HERE

But before I jumped into my Christmas card, I wanted to try the technique out.  And since my mom needed a wedding card for a wedding next weekend, what better opportunity than that?!  Here is what I came up with:

I just used black and white cardstock (Recollections) and stamped the background in Sky Gray Colorbox Chalk using the French Script background stamp from Stampin' Up!  The outside sentiment is from Stampendous, and the inside ones are from Stampin' Up! (top one) and Embossing Arts (bottom one).  I added a couple of Dazzles from HOTP.  I love how it turned out!

The next card is the one for the 52CCT.  I went a little outside the box and rather than doing rectangles, I did circles.  I cut one circle at 2", 3" and 4" and the solid circles were cut at 1/8" larger than each stamped circle.  The stamps used were from my vast collection of Rubber Stamp Tapestry stamps.  The "JOY" was done with alphabet stamps from Image Tree.  Here it is:

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown

And the final card is just a fun one that *popped* into my head.  I was going through my collection of Stamps By Judith and came across the mouse and the mason jar.  A lightbulb went off and next I was pulling out the cheese stamp and some grass and...voila!  It all came together.  I love the colors too.

Well, after I had it all stamped, what was I going to do with it?  All I could think of was "Say Cheese", so I printed a tiny label out and mounted it.  Then on the inside I added:

Clever, eh?  I thought so.  Mi queso es su queso!  My cheese is your cheese.  HA HA HA HA HA.  Ok, so maybe it's not that funny.  Wait!  Yes it is!  HA HA HA HA HA.  LMBO!

So, I think that's it for today.  Tomorrow is Monday and back to work.  Glad I got to enjoy my crafty time this weekend, and hope you did too!  Happy Crafting!
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